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Gudeg, unique food of Yogyakarta

             Gudeg is a traditional food from Yogyakarta and Central Java, Indonesia which is made from young Nangka (jack fruit) boiled for several hours with palm sugar, and coconut milk. Additional spices include garlic, shallot, candle nut, coriander seed, galangal, bay leaves, and teak leaves, the latter giving a reddish brown color to the dish. It is also called Green Jack Fruit Sweet Stew.
Gudeg is served with white rice, chicken, hard-boiled egg, tofu and/or tempeh, and a stew made of crisp beef skins (sambal goreng krecek).
             There are several types of gudeg; dry, wet, Yogyakarta style, Solo style and East-Javanese style. Dry gudeg has only a bit of coconut milk and thus has little sauce. Wet gudeg includes more
coconut milk. The most common gudeg came from Yogyakarta, and usually sweeter, more dry and reddish in color because the addition of teak leaves. The Solo gudeg from the city of Surakarta is more watery and soupy with lots of coconut milk and whitish in color because teak leaves is absent. The East-Javanese style gudeg employs a spicier and hotter taste, compared to the Yogyakarta-style gudeg, which is sweeter. Gudeg is traditionally associated with Yogyakarta, and Yogyakarta often nicknamed as "Kota Gudeg" (city of gudeg). The center of Yogyakarta gudeg restaurants are in Wijilan area, east side of Yogyakarta Kraton (Sultans' palace).

               Ok now, do you know how is the food called "gudeg" ?

        Once upon a time in java there were husband and wife while British colonial rule in Indonesia, which the husband from British and his wife from java.  

        One day while the husband was at work, his wife confused what she wanted to cook. Finally he remembered her family generation’s recipe to use material from young jackfruit (nangka). Eventually he began to cook, because it might have been very hungry when he got home the husband went straight to the dinner table and ate greedily cooked dishes that his wife had finished eating the husband said rather loudly "good dek .." "it's good dek" with a happy expression.

         The wife was shocked and began to talk to neighbors and friends that the husband loved it cooked recipes handed down after each meal and the food-he always says "good dek" and that's where it started to be called warm food as metamorphosis of the word "good dek ".

That's how gudeg called from. The Javanese and British differences on hearing, speaking and meaning. 

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